Arthur Conan Doyle

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written. Some of the sharpest turns of wit in English literature are contrasted by dark images of psychological tragedy, suicide, and incest in a collection of tales that have haunted generations of readers.
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    MiMshared an impression6 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot
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    Dalton Bowerhas quoted2 days ago
    The public seemed appreciative and desirous of more, so that from that date, thirty-nine years ago, they have been produced in a broken series which now contains no fewer than fifty-six stories, republished in The Adventures, The Memoirs, The Return, and His Last Bow, and there remain these twelve published during the last few years which are here produced under the title of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.
    b2145046494has quoted6 months ago
    One likes to think that there is some fantastic limbo for the children of imagination, some strange, impossible place where the beaux of Fielding may still make love to the belles of Richardson, where Scott’s heroes still may strut, Dickens’s delightful Cockneys still raise a laugh, and Thackeray’s worldlings continue to carry on their reprehensible careers.
    Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyarihas quotedlast year
    “This is Baker Street, not Harley Street,” said he. “But why do you say so?”

    Harley Street is famous for private specialist and medical surgery. Is to the response when Mason said “he went mad”, probably Sherlock meant to ask him to see mental ward instead of to him in Baker Street

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